#1
Hi!
I've just set up my ESP Horizon to my ideal settings, I've had the guitar for two weeks before.

However now, when I coil split the humbuckers, a ringing noise appears!
What's wrong?
I can't see how it's supposed to be like that?
The more gain the more noise also and I've tried it in different amps and it all sounds the same.
No noise in humbucker-mode either.
If I hold the guitar in the air with the strings facing the roof the noise gets louder, and with the strings faceing the floor it gets a bit more quite.

What do you think?
#3
^ true, but depending on exactly what type of noise he's getting (and how much) it could be indicative of something wrong, too.
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#4
Maybe, but I doubt it. You'd get the same hum if you were humbucking if there was something wrong with the pickup.

Plus I've seen so many of these threads that I know how they go. I could be wrong though!
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#5
It DOES sound like typical 60-cycle hum that the humbucker was invented to...well..buck.

OP- don't worry, nothing is wrong with your pickups. That hum is probably the classic drawback to the sound of the singlecoil pickup.
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#6
^^ that could be true
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#7
I find I get single coil noise when coil splitting when facing my amp. Turn around, does the noise disappear/get real quiet? That's what happens for me and that's normal.
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#8
It doesn't disappear but it gets quieter, also if I lower the tone or the volume it dissapears completely.
#9
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Single coils is what it is.

Humbucker.

Hum
Bucker.

They buck hum.

Humbucker.


Dear god my sides...

But seriously, it's just cuz you're splitting your hum...buckers into single coils
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#10
My ESP has an EMG 89 coil split pickup, and the single coil is just as quiet as humbucker mode. No noise at all.

What kind of pickups do you have OP?
#11
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My ESP has an EMG 89 coil split pickup, and the single coil is just as quiet as humbucker mode. No noise at all.

What kind of pickups do you have OP?

Yes I know it was quiet at start but not any more, the standard pickups on an ESP Horizon FR-II, SD Jazz and 59
#12
Does the tone of the ringing change when you adjust your tone or volume pot?

Try opening the guitar up and checking the wiring. You may have a loose or broken wire somewhere. Be sure to also check the wire that connects to the claw in the trem cavity.